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Families covered: Downing of Dawson's Bridge, Downing of East Hatley, Downing of Gamlingay Park, Downing of Rowesgift

                               
Geoffrey Downing of Poles Belcham, Essex (b 07.03.1524, d 17.09.1595) this generation mentioned by BEB1841 & Commoners but not by BLG1952
m. (08.10.1549) Elizabeth Wingfield (dau of Thomas Wingfield of Dunham Magna)
1. Arthur Downing of Lexham, Norfolk (b 01.08.1550, d 09.09.1606)
  m. (10.06.1573) Susan Calybut (dau of Thomas Calybut of Castle Acre) ## see here ##
  A. Calybut Downing of Sherrington (Shenington?), Gloucestershire (b 01.06.1574, d 03.02.1642)
Visitation shows Elizabeth Wingfield as Calibutt's first wife with his children by his second wife, Anne Hogan, who is not mentioned by the Burkes sources. 'Genealogy of the Downing Family', which is the only Main Source to mention Emmanuel (albeit spelling his name as Emanuel), gives dates that suggest that all of the children were by Elizabeth.
  m1. (08.01.1594) Elizabeth Wingfield (dau of Robert Wingfield of Upton by Elizabeth Cecil, sister of William, Lord Burghley, widow of Edward Morrison)
  i. Emmanuel Downing of Sherrington, Dublin, Salem (Massachusetts) & London (b 10.12.1594, d 26.07.1676)
m1. (07.06.1614) _ Ware of Dublin (dau of Sir James Ware)
  a.+ "several children" "but no records can be found (of them)"
  m2. (10.04.1622) Lucy Winthrop (dau of Adam Winthrop of Groton, sister of Governor John of Massachusetts)
  b. Sir George Downing of East Hatley (Cambridgeshire), 1st Bart (b c08.1623, d 02.07.1684, ambassador)
  (1) The Burkes sources all show George son not of Emmanuel but of his younger brother Calybut. However, TCB (vol 3, Downing) supports 'Genealogy of the Downing Family' in showing his father as Emmanuel.
(2) Downing Street, of which No. 10 is now the formal residence of British Prime Ministers, was named after Sir George.
  m. (1654) Frances Howard (d 10.07.1683, dau of Sir William Howard of Naworth Castle, sister of Charles, 1st Earl of Carlisle)
  (1) Sir George Downing of Gamlingay Park (Cambridgeshire), 2nd Bart of East Hatley (b c1656, d 06.1711)
m. (12.07.1683) Catherine Cecil (d 13.08.1688, dau of James Cecil, Earl of Salisbury)
  (A) Sir George Downing of Gamlingay Park, 3rd Bart (b 1684, dsp 10.06.1749, founder of Downing College, Cambridge)
  m. (1700) Mary Forester (bur 03.08.1734, dau of Sir William Forester of Watling Street)
  (2) Charles Downing of Bury St. Edmunds (b c1659, d 15.04.1740, Comptroller of Customs, 3rd son)
The Burkes sources and 'Genealogy of the Downing Family' all identify Charles's wife Sarah as dau/heir of Sir Thomas Garrard but TCB identifies her as ...
  m. (before 1696) Sarah Garrard (dau/coheir of Jacob Garrard, son/heir of of Sir Thomas, 2nd Bart of Langford)
(A) Sir Jacob Garrard Downing of Gamlingay Park & Mount Prospect in Putney, 4th Bart (b c1700, dsp 1764)
  m. (17.05.1750) Margaret Price (dsp 18.09.1778, dau of Rev. _ Price of Carrington, she m2. Admiral Sir George Bowyer, Bart)
  (3) Frances Downing
  m. John Cotton (dvp 1681, son of Sir John, Bart)
  (4) Philadephia Downing
  m. Sir Henry Pickering, Bart of Whaddon
  (5) Lucy Downing
  m1. Sir Richard Bulkeley, Bart of Old Barron
  m2. William Worth
  (6) Mary Downing (b c1671, d 1728)
  m. (28.06.1705) Thomas Barnardiston of Gray's (b 18.08.1677)
  (7)+ other issue - William (dsp), Anne
  c. Nicholas Downing (b 1627, d unm 1698)
  d. Henry Downing of East Hatley (b 10.03.1630, d 25.09.1698)
  m. (02.06.1665) Jane Clotworthy ("of a very ancient Devonshire family")
  (1) Adam Downing of Downing Street, London (b 18.03.1666, d 17.05.1719, deputy Governor of Londonderry, Colonel)
  m. (15.11.1696) Anne (probably not Margaret) Jackson (dau of Thomas Jackson of Coleraine by Margaret Beresford)
  (A) Henry Downing (b 1697, d 1712)
  (B) John Downing of Dawson's Bridge, Bellaghy & Rowesgift (b 16.04.1700, d 03.09.1762)
  m. (10.06.1727) Anne Rowe (dau of Rev. J. Rowe or Roe of Rowesgift)
  (i) Clotworthy Downing of Dawson's Bridge, Bellaghy & Rowesgift (b 04.04.1728, d 13.11.1801)
  m. (14.06.1753) Elizabeth Giffard
  (a) William Downing of Dawson's Bridge, Bellaghy & Rowesgift (b 13.03.1754, d 10.04.1830)
  m. (05.08.1784) Jane Colwell of Moneymore (m2. Felix Devlin)
  ((1)) William Colwell Downing (b 1786, m 1811, d 1868)
  ((2)) James Downing (b 10.11.1798, d 14.02.1874) had issue
  m. (20.10.1830) Elizabeth Brown (b 09.11.1793, widow of James Duff, dau of John Brown (son of William by Isabella Campbell) by Margaret, dau of John Carson of County Tyrnoe by Mary, dau of John MacCord of County Derry by Mary MacIntyre)
  (b)+ other issue - John (b 1760, d 1820), Giffard (b 1762, d 1830)
(ii) Dawson Downing of Bellaghy & Rowesgift (b 17.13.1739, d 23.12.1808)
  m1. (03.04.1762) Catherine Fullerton (dau/heir of George Fullerton, niece/heir of Alexander of Ballintoy Castle)
  (a) George Alexander Downing, later Fullerton of Tockington Manor & Ballintoy (b 30.11.1775, d 06.04.1847) had issue
  m. (30.11.1796) Mary Anne Peacock (dau of James Peacock)
  ((1)) Frances Fullerton (b 1814, d 19.03.1890) probably of this generation
  m. (01.01.1835) Sir Andrew Armstrong, 1st Bart (b 1786, d 1863)
A site visitor (JT, 21.04.07) kindly advised us that, although Dawson's 2nd wife was described (by BLG1952) as Sarah Catherine, dau of Hugh Boyd of Ballycastle, she was in fact Anne, as follows. JT also brought a few other minor corrections to our attention.
  m2. (08.01.1778) Anne Boyd of Ballycastle (dau of Ezekiel Davis Boyd)
  (b) John Downing of Rowesgift (b 1790, d 1870, judge in Ceylon (not Canada)) had issue
  (c) David Downing (Major General, youngest son) had issue
  m1. Margaret Jean Ward
  m2. Frances Anne Hamilton Parkyns (d 1876, dau of Capt. Levitt Broadley Parkyns)
  (d) Anne Downing (dsp)
  m. Robert Magee
  (e) Margaret Downing (d 04.03.1888)
  m1. (13.04.1817) Arthur Handcock (d 27.07.1826, son of 2nd Lord Castlemaine)
  m2. (01.02.1837) William Le Poer Trench (d 14.08.1846, Admiral, son of 1st Earl of Clancarty)
  (f)+ other issue - Ezekiel, William, Catherine
  (iii) John Downing (b 1740, dsp 1792)
  (2)+ other issue - John (b 1667, d 1736), George (b 1668, m 1690, d 1729), Daniel (b 1670, m 1696, d 1733), Elizabeth (b 1669, m 1692, d 1740), Anne (b 1672, d 1674), Margaret (b 1673, m 1696, d 1723), Anne (b 1678, m 1702, d 1757)
  ii. Calybut Downing (b 1596, d 1644, rector of Hickford & West Ildesley then of Hackney)
  m. (1624) Margaret Brett (dau of Robert Brett)
  iii.+ other issue - Elizabeth (b 1598, m 1618, d 1660), Susan (b 1601, m 1623, d 1651), Susan
  m2. (08.08.1604) Anne Hogan (dau of Edmond Hogan of Hackney)
  B.+ other issue - John (b 1581, d 1617), Dorothy (b 1584, m. 1606, d 1651), Anne (b 1586, m. 1610, d 1658), Susan (b 1589, m 1609, d 1642)

Main source(s):
(1) 'Genealogy of the Downing Family' by W.C. Downing & R. Wilberforce (1901)
(2) BLG1952 (Fullerton of Hambleden Place formerly of Ware), BEB1841 (Downing of East Hatley), Commoners (vol iv, Fullerton of Westwood and Ballintoy Castle) with a little input from Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, Downing)
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